Monday, February 24, 2014
Thursday, January 2, 2014
Menu from Donald Wright's wedding rehearsal dinner on February 2, 1979. Donald recalls having the Sir Lancelot cut of Prime Rib that night. This is a great peek in time when Slug's was one of the premier eating options in the city. Much thanks to Donald for sharing this great keepsake!
Click here for the original Slug's post.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Both shots above from the W. Trade St. location - 1960
Independence Blvd location - 1968
Above 3 shots all from the mid-70's (all courtesy of Ronnie Yee)
The Oriental Restaurant opened at 126 W. Trade St in 1923. It would prove to be one of Charlotte's most famous and popular Chinese restaurants. It would also be one of Charlotte's longest running eateries -- staying in business for a span of seven decades. The Oriental was noted for its private booths, almond cookies, and a walking bridge over the indoor Koi pond. In 1967, the restaurant moved to E Independence Blvd (at Morningside Dr) after a fire destroyed the original location. It would flourish through the '80's before closing for good.
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Sunday, December 8, 2013
Spoon's opened on Hawthorne Lane in 1929 and was owned by Whitney and Elizabeth Spoon. Elizabeth earned the nickname "The Ice Cream Lady" from the generations of families that flocked to Spoon's for all of her homemade flavors. The Spoons would sell the business in 1978 and food was added to the menu. Ice cream was still served but not from Elizabeth's famous recipes. The standing building is all that currently remains of the Spoon's legacy and ice cream.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Sunday, November 17, 2013
Monday, November 4, 2013
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
From a booklet called "Welcome Soldier! to Charlotte, North Carolina" comes this list of restaurants from 1942. The booklet was given to visiting soldiers during WWII and contained helpful info about Charlotte and things to do while in town. Great look at the dining scene in the Charlotte 1940's.
First page of booklet
Monday, October 21, 2013
La Roma Ristoranti was a popular Italian restaurant located on the corner of West Blvd and Remount Rd. Diners were promised a true "Little Italy" experience. Its heyday was during the late-1960's. The restaurant was destroyed in an arson-related fire in October 1975.
Sunday, October 13, 2013
A look back to 1930 and an interesting ad from the Myers Park Pharmacy promoting their "delightful Sodas and Sandwiches". Up until the late 1990's, the drugstore lunch counter was a popular Charlotte eating spot. Back in 1930, you could also go next door and putt a few holes, too.